It is easy to take a toilet for granted – lock the door, do your business, flush when finished, and forget all about it. But for 2.3 billion people worldwide – almost one in three – such a normal part of daily life is out of reach.

This report summarises the main findings and recommendations of new research into the barriers to accessing climate finance for sustainable water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services in Timor-Leste.

2012 has brought welcome news of the progress made in bringing water and sanitation to the many people worldwide still without access to these essential services.

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